Adam Candeub

Adam Candeub
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Professor of Law & Director of the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 351
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Professor Candeub joined the MSU Law faculty in fall 2004. He is also a Fellow with MSU's Institute of Public Utilities. Prior to joining MSU, he served as an advisor at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). From 1998 to 2000, Professor Candeub was a litigation associate for the Washington D.C. firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and also has served as a corporate associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, also in Washington, D.C. Immediately following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, Professor Candeub was an articles editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

    Professor Candeub's scholarly interests focus on the law and regulation of communications, internet, technology. His numerous articles and scholarly papers have placed him at the center of legal and policy controversies, and he often writes for popular outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and US News. Federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have cited and relied upon his work.

    He joined the Trump administration in 2019 as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Telecommunications and Information and assumed the role of Acting Assistant Secretary. He later joined the Department of Justice as Deputy Associate Attorney General.

    Professor Candeub is a senior fellow at the D.C.-based Center of Renewing America.

  • Degrees

    J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif 1995, University of Pennsylvania Law School; B.A. magna cum laude 1990, Yale University

  • Curriculum Vitae
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  • Publications

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    Reading Section 230 as Written, 1 J. of Free Speech 139 (2021)

    Interpreting 47 U.S.C. ยง 230(c)(2), 1 J. of Free Speech 175 (2021) (with Eugene Volokh)

    Preference and Administrative Law, 72 Administrative L. Rev. 608 (2020)

    Bargaining for Free Speech: Common Carriage, Network Neutrality, and Section 230, 22 Yale Journal of Law & Tech. 391 (2020)

    March to The Middle? Herd Behavior, Video Economics, and Social Media, Competition Policy International, Antitrust Journal (Jan. 9, 2019)

    Nakedness and Publicity, 104 Iowa L. Rev. 1747 (2019)

    Common Carriage and Internet Privacy, 51 UC Davis Law Review 805 (2018)

    Tyranny and Administrative Law, 59Arizona L. Rev. 49 (2017)

    Networks, Neutrality and Discrimination, 69 Administrative L. Rev. 125 (2017)

    Privacy and Common Law Names: Sand in the Gears of Identification, 68 Fla. L. Rev. 467 (2016)

    Digital Medicine, the FDA, and the First Amendment, 49 Georgia L. Rev. 933 (2015)

    Is There Anything New To Be Said About Network Neutrality? 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 455

    Behavioral Economics, Internet Search, and Antitrust, 9 I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 407 (Winter 2014)

    Transparency in the Administrative State, Symposium Issue, 51 Houston Law Review 385 (2013)

    Akratic Corporations and Dysfunctional Markets, Symposium Issue, 1 University of Virginia Criminal Law Review 243 (2013)

    Law and the Open Internet (with Daniel John McCartney), 64 Federal Communications Law J. 493 (2012)

    A Dead End for End-to-End? A Review Essay of Barbara van Schewick’s Internet Architecture and Innovation, 64 Federal Communications Law J. 493 (2012)

    Transnational Culture in the Internet Age: New Paradigms for Law and Communications (ed., with Sean Pager) (2012)

    Introduction, Transnational Culture in the Internet Age: New Paradigms for Law and Communications (with Sean Pager) (2012)

    Modernizing Marriage (with Mae Kuykendall), 44 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 735 (2010-2011)

    Contract, Warranty, and the New Healthcare Legislation, 46 Wake Forest L. Rev. 46 (2011)

    Network Growth: Theory and Evidence from the Mobil Telephone Industry (with Brendan Cunningham & Peter J. Alexander), 22 Information Econ. & Policy 91 (2010)

    Partisans and Partisan Commissions (with Keith Brown, Ph.D.), 17 George Mason L. Rev. 789 (2010)

    Shall Those Who Live By FCC Indecency Complaints Die by FCC Indecency Complaints? Symposium Issue, 2 Regent Univ. L. Rev. 307 (2010)

    Network Transparency: Seeing the Neutral Network (with Daniel John McCartney), 8 Northwestern J. of Tech. & IP (Spring 2010)

    An Economic Theory of Criminal Excuse, 50 Boston College L. Rev. 87 (2009)

    Media Ownership Regulation, the First Amendment, and Democracy’s Future, 41 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1547 (2008) (reprinted in The First Amendment Law Handbook 2009-10 (Rod Smolla. ed.))

    Spring Symposium Issue: First Amendment Lochnerism? Emerging Constitutional Limitations on Government Regulation on Non-speech Economic Activity, The First Amendment and Measuring Media Diversity: Constitutional Principles and Regulatory Challenges, 33 N. Kentucky L. Rev. 373 (2006)

    The Law and Economics of Wardrobe Malfunction (with Keith Brown, Ph.D.), 2005 Brigham Young U. L. Rev. 1463

    Creating A More Child-Friendly Broadcast Media, 3 Mich. State L. Rev. 911 (2005)

    Trinko and Re-grounding the Refusal to Deal Doctrine, 66 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 821 (2005)

    “Access Remedies After Trinko” (with Jonathan Rubin & Norman Hawker) in Network Access, Regulation and Antitrust (American Antitrust Institute, 2005)

    Can the FCC Regulate Media Ownership? American Bar Association, Focus on Law Studies (Jan. 2005)

    Network Interconnection and Takings, 54 Syracuse L. Rev. 369 (2004)

    Consciousness and Culpability, 54 Alabama L. Rev. 113 (2002)

    Motive Crimes and Other Minds, Comment, 142 U. Penn. L. Rev. 2071 (1994)